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Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk

“There’s no use crying over spilled milk.”

A mantra for the breastfeeding mother.

In honor of Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day we’ve decided to share some valuable words of wisdom to all the breastfeeding mothers out there that have definitely cried over spilled milk. Adjusting to a breastfeeding routine can be challenging for any mom and spilled milk definitely feels like a tragedy when you’re just getting the hang of it.

Pumping breast milk can be a challenge in itself and any milk that goes to waste can be traumatizing for women who are experiencing a low milk supply or even moms feeling stressed their baby isn’t eating enough. 

We want to assure you, it’s all going to be okay.

Whether you’ve knocked over some precious ounces of freshly pumped breast milk or accidentally let some expire, you’ve definitely had a moment of breastfeeding-induced anxiety. No matter what, it’s going to be fine and work itself out. Even if that feels impossible. Whenever things get tough, seize the opportunity to build yourself up. 

You are incredible.

Do you know how incredible it is to not only make a firm decision about your parenting style but to stick it through? That’s amazing. Not to mention it’s astonishing how your body can build a human from scratch and produce food for that small person to live! If you ask us, you’re already too amazing to feel let down over some spilled milk. 

It might be tough, and you’re entitled to a few bad days but it’s important to look on the bright side. Motherhood, parenting, breastfeeding and pumping won’t go according to plan, that much we can tell you for certain. Learn to laugh at the bumps in the road, celebrate the small triumphs you make every day and learn to let go of the mini mistakes that aren’t failures.

When you’re a mom, there’s no such thing as a failure. Only obstacles.

To help you through the days that feel a little tough or beat up your self esteem, we came up with some tips and tricks for pumping that will make your life a whole lot easier.

  • Follow a pumping routine and feeding schedule.
  • Drink plenty of water before you pump.
  • Hold your baby, look at a photo or something that smells like them. This triggers hormones that help you produce more milk.
  • Pump as often as your baby nurses.
  • Pump early in the morning when your breasts are the most full.
  • Pump from opposite breast as your baby nurses.
  • Make sure your pump is as comfortable as possible. Not all pumps are created equal.

Fill your day with affirmations that you’re a breastfeeding pro and everything else will fall into place.

Some days you might feel like breastfeeding isn’t working out, but don’t get impatient. No one becomes a professional overnight and with anything, breastfeeding and pumping take some practice.

With a strong support system and self determination in place, you can conquer your breastfeeding goals and say goodbye to the days of crying over spilled milk.

New Year’s Resolutions for New Moms

As 2016 draws to a close, we’re taking the opportunity to celebrate all the beautiful babies, strong mothers and loving families that made our year a little brighter.

Every year we make a long list of resolutions to start off on the right foot and make changes to be the best we can be. If you spent your holidays welcoming a new baby or expecting one any day now, your resolutions might look a little different than they did last year.

Before you fill up a long list of things you’d like to change, consider how far you’ve come and ways to make you feel accomplished every day on this long road ahead. 

Emotional Health

Having a new baby can be stressful. Emotionally draining as well as physically, it’s important to take the opportunity to de-stress every chance you get. Take the opportunity to relax and recover each day, starting with some positive affirmations for the day ahead and winding down for bed while you’re thinking about all the tiny accomplishments you’ve made. Don’t get caught up in the little things and always reassure yourself that you’re doing the best you can when you start to feel overwhelmed.

Physical Health

Once your baby arrives, your body has plenty of recovering to do. Nourish yourself from the inside out, choosing foods and meal plans that offer sustainable energy and the nutrients you need. If you’re breastfeeding, certain foods will encourage lactation and even boost your immune system. You might feel anxious to loose that baby weight, but don’t rush yourself. Take it slow when it’s time to start an exercise routine to avoid injuries and even walking around the park is a great place to start. Make some resolutions that help you incorporate healthier lifestyle choices each day and you’ll have all the energy you need to care for your new baby.

Self Care

Self care is one of the most important areas to focus on when you’re newly postpartum. As a mom you’ll always put your kids first, but it’s important to practice a little self love too. Every day you should incorporate some relaxation strategies and confidence boosters to help keep you feeling your best. It can be as easy as treating yourself to a cup of coffee in the morning and curling up to your favorite book or TV show before bed. Take some time putting yourself together, even if it’s a little extra makeup just to run errands. When you’re in touch with self care strategies, you’ll feel beautiful, confident, empowered and ready to take on anything.

No matter what you choose to incorporate into your resolutions for the New Year, remember to focus on what’s most important to you.

You’ve come so far and accomplished so much to be proud of!

We wish you and your family a happy and healthy New Year and look forward to the beautiful babies that 2017 will bring.

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